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#1 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3812 posts) - - Show Bio

@makhai: Not really anything, TBH - I just notice that he has a lot of flawed and shallow relationships in which he is professing love, but they never seem to go anywhere nor do they ever seem to have much heat to them (kind of a pun on his codename, I guess), so of all the male team members, he seemed the most likely to end up having unsuccessful heterosexual relationships because he was not really into women. I don't really think it's either here nor there, though - that version of Bobby is so young that they could easily retcon it as him being confused during puberty.

#2 Edited by PhoenixoftheTides (3812 posts) - - Show Bio
@makhai said:

@phoenixofthetides said:

I don't really have any issues with this, but that's only because he's never been particularly successful romantically, and his female relationships have always been odd - Zelda hasn't been around for decades, and his relationship with Lorna never went anywhere. I actually thought of all of the mainline X-Men, he'd be the one that could be the gay male member most believably. But whatever. It's another Bendis-ism, and I'm guessing he just didn't really know what to do with Bobby, since he wasn't angsty enough.

This can be said about nearly any comic book character though, gay or straight. A lot of Batman fans would get very uncomfortable about the links you are trying to make.

You mean like these?

I guess it could be said about any character, but some just ping more loudly than others.

#3 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3812 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't recognize the woman on the last page with the ridiculous headdress; is that supposed to be Hela or something? Regardless, the art and colours are stunning. I hope Aaron's appropriately grateful for being blessed with the work of Dauterman.

I think that is Karnilla, Queen of the Norns *haven't picked up the issue, yet*

#4 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3812 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't really have any issues with this, but that's only because he's never been particularly successful romantically, and his female relationships have always been odd - Zelda hasn't been around for decades, and his relationship with Lorna never went anywhere. I actually thought of all of the mainline X-Men, he'd be the one that could be the gay male member most believably. But whatever. It's another Bendis-ism, and I'm guessing he just didn't really know what to do with Bobby, since he wasn't angsty enough.

#5 Edited by PhoenixoftheTides (3812 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think it was shown on-panel. I recall that it took them a while for them to fall in love, and it happened after Pietro showed that he trusted her and offered her a spot on his team. This was after she escaped from the Pens, with Scott's help, and was wandering around afterwards.

#6 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3812 posts) - - Show Bio

The dialogue is horrendous.

#7 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3812 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, but I think it's because she was made into glorified eye candy when she became a ninja, and has been stuck in a crappy '80s action movie since. She received some characterization in X-Force, but her whole personality is devoid of any real dept. It's just a bunch of angst. And it's a really big problem that she doesn't have a consistent powerset in a superhero medium.

#8 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3812 posts) - - Show Bio

The code names are getting ridiculous. I'm not even sure if they are necessary for most of them.

#9 Edited by PhoenixoftheTides (3812 posts) - - Show Bio

Big improvement over the version we saw in X-3 (no offense to the actress).

I like Olivia Munn, and think she does have a larger ranger than many give her credit for.

She can physically bridge the gap between the kick-butt '80s era, and the personality-free, vampish '90s era version.

#10 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3812 posts) - - Show Bio

I kinda liked the Emma and Kitty banter and insults...

Me, too. This always made me think of how their relationship started - remember, to Emma, Kitty is the one who said 'no.' Every other member of the first class of Hellions took Emma up on her offer, but Kitty was the first to refuse. To a certain extent, this is a good callback to their earlier relationship. I appreciated that considering how little regard Bendis has for other characters' prior histories. It helps that I'm not the biggest Kitty fan.